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Libyan presidential vote will not go ahead on Friday, officials confirm

Unclear whether another date has been set or if election has been cancelled altogether

A Libyan parliamentary committee has said it has become “impossible” to hold a long-awaited presidential vote on Friday as scheduled, in a blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the oil-rich country.

It was the first official statement that the vote would not go ahead, although the news had been widely expected amid mounting challenges and calls for a delay.

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